The highly-anticipated and long-awaited sequel to Ready Player One is finally going to be released this November. Ernest Cline's sci-fi novel was originally published in 2011, and was turned into a blockbuster movie from Steven Spielberg. Earlier this year, Cline announced the sequel called Ready Player Two but didn't reveal its plot. Today, a New York Comic Con panel moderated by Wil Wheaton (via Deadline) revealed the sequel's synopsis.
Check it out:
Are you ready? Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday's contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything. Hidden within Halliday's vaults, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the OASIS a thousand times more wondrous — and addictive — than even Wade dreamed possible. With it comes a new riddle, and a new quest — a last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize.
And an unexpected, impossibly powerful, and dangerous new rival awaits, one who'll kill millions to get what he wants. Wade's life and future of the OASIS are again at stake, but this time the fate of humanity also hangs in the balance. Lovingly nostalgic and wildly original as only Ernest Cline could conceive it, Ready Player Two takes us on another imaginative, run, action-packed adventure through his beloved virtual universe, and jolts us thrillingly into the future once again.
It looks like Ready Player Two will be more epic than the first. Hopefully, Spielberg will return to direct a film based on the sequel.
Cline emailed Wheaton the details and asked him to read them out loud for the audience to hear, so Wheaton shared the details for the first time. Wheaton, who narrated Ready Player One, will return to narrate the sequel.
Ready Player One was the first book to ever hit No.1 in print, ebook, and audio formats, and it spent over 100 weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list.
Ready Player Two is set to release on November 24.
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